Brilliant Knit Beads with Betsy Hershberg »
InstructionsThanks to everyone who has posted for the stimulating ideas.
Type of item: Home Decor
MIx of DK weight and worsted weight yarn; novelty beads
What was your inspiration?
Betsy and those who have posted; Betsy's book; my stash of yarn and beads from knitting and bead crochet. Need to design a simple yet fun decoration that I can make multiples of for gifts in the time between now and Christmas.
What are you most proud of?
Discovering the i-cord loop to hang the ornaments with (also used on python necklace - see my other post). I started at the top - provisional cast on 3 st, make an i-cord of about 2.5", then picked up the stitches from the provisional start and began knitting in the round, 6 sts, quickly increasing over 6-8 rows to the number needed for the widest part of the foam egg.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make test prototypes without beads to make sure you have the right sizing for whatever wood bead or foam core you are trying to cover.